Kim Cattrall, who was notably missing from the initial season of the spin-off series “And Just Like That” from Sex and the City, has agreed to make an appearance in the upcoming second season.
It has been reported that she will be reprising her iconic role as Samantha Jones, but in a single scene specifically reserved for the season finale of the HBO show. The publication further informs that Cattrall filmed her dialogue separately, without the presence of other notable stars from the series, such as Sarah Jessica Parker.
The absence of Cattrall’s character will be addressed in the storyline, explaining her relocation to London.
Details about the show
The original TV show, Sex and the City aired for six seasons between 1998 and 2004, and it also spawned two movies that continued the story. The series revolved around the lives of four women living in New York City during the 1990s and early 2000s, exploring themes of work and relationships.
The main cast consisted of Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall, who portrayed the characters of Carrie and Samantha respectively, along with Cynthia Nixon as Miranda and Kristin Davis as Charlotte.
In 2021, Parker, Nixon, and Davis reunited for a 10-part series titled “And Just Like That,” which served as a continuation of their characters’ journeys. The reason behind Cattrall’s absence from the recent revival was never officially clarified, but there have been reports of a strained relationship between her and the show as well as her fellow cast members.
Cattral’s relationship with her co-stars
Back in 2017, during an interview with Piers Morgan, Cattrall openly stated that she had never considered her co-stars as friends. She described the dynamic as a “toxic relationship” and firmly stated that she would not be involved in a third Sex and the City movie.
She said, “I played it past the finish line and then some and I loved it and another actress should play it.” She further said, “Maybe they could make it an African-American Samantha Jones or a Hispanic Samantha Jones, or bring in another character.”
— Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) June 1, 2023
She also dismissed any speculation that her decision was influenced by financial negotiations or demanding diva behavior. Cattrall expressed her disappointment with former co-star Parker, suggesting that Parker could have shown more kindness and understanding.
Conversation between Cattral and HBO’s CEO
Michael Patrick King, the showrunner, had expressed doubt about the possibility of Cattrall returning to the show in the future. However, it seems that a conversation between Cattrall and HBO’s CEO, Casey Bloys, took place and had a significant impact on her decision.
The upcoming second series of “And Just Like That” is scheduled to begin airing in June, and Cattrall’s scene is expected to be shown in August.